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NUR2401

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

The unit draws the student's attention to the importance of research in shaping contemporary nursing practice and helps them to see the links between nursing theory, nursing practice and the development of nursing as a discipline. Students will develop a beginning ability to read and analyse research literature, be introduced to research process, nursing problems suited to research, the strengths and limitations of major research methodologies utilised in nursing, ethical considerations related to research and simple data analysis procedures including descriptive statistics.

Objectives

On completion of this unit student are expected to:

  1. appreciate the importance of research to the foundations and development of the discipline of nursing;

  1. demonstrate an introductory knowledge of the research process;

  1. identify nursing problems that could be investigated by research;

  1. outline the strengths and limitations of major research methodologies utilised in nursing;

  1. understand and perform simple descriptive statistics;

  1. outline the processes associated with qualitative data analysis;

  1. identify ethical considerations involved with the research process; and

  1. demonstrate a beginning ability to read and analyse research literature.

Assessment

Assignment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Contact hours

4 hours per week (lecture and tutorial)

Prerequisites

NUR1401, NUR1201, NUR1101, NUR1102

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course code 0412, 0413, 0727, 3558 or 3563